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Edward Farr, ed.  Select Poetry of the Reign of King James the First.  1847.
Complaining of His Want of Friends
LII. Edward Hake
    WAKING in my bed, I wept,
      And silently complain’d;
    The cares that on me crept
      All hope of sleepe restrain’d,
    I called on my hap,        5
      I cried on my chaunce,
    Will none stand in the gap?
      Will none my state advance?
    My woe that never ends,
      My want that never dies,        10
    My state that never mends,
      My soule that ever cries;
    All these are but the loome
      That warpeth up my death;
    All these presage my doome,        15
      The losse of later breath.
    But is there not a joy
      That worldly joy excels,
    That helpeth all annoy,
      And worldly woe expels?        20
There is, no doubt: God grant it me!
So shall those woes extinguisht be.

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